1. Every year National Handloom Day is observed on: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The National Handloom Day is observed annually on 7th August to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight India’s handloom industry. National Handloom Day seeks to focus on the contribution of handloom to the socio economic development of the country and also increase the income of weavers. August 7 was chosen as the National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement which was launched on this day in 1905 in Calcutta Town Hall to protest against the partition of Bengal by the British Government. The movement had aimed at reviving domestic products and production processes. The first National Handloom Day was inaugurated on 7th August 2015 by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at the centenary of Madras University in Chennai.
2. As per Elephant census conducted in 2017, the number of elephants in India is: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
Elephant population in the country is estimated at 29,964 as per the census conducted in 2017. The South Region accounted for 14,612 followed by North East with 10,139 elephants. The tiger population across the country is estimated at 2,967 as per the 2018 Census of tigers is undertaken at the national level once every four years and that of elephants at every five years. As per the India State of Forest Report 2017, there has been an increase of 6,778 kilometers of forest cover at the national level as compared to the assessment of 2015. The increase in forest cover is attributed to plantation and conservation activities both within and outside Recorded forest areas
3. UN International Day of Friendship is celebrated on: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The UN International Day of Friendship is celebrated across the globe every year on July 30 to observe the importance of friendship in promoting peace in many cultures. The day is based on the recognition of the relevance and importance of friendship as a noble and valuable sentiment in the lives of human beings around the world.
4. The Census 2021 will be conducted in how many languages? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The Census 2021 will be conducted in 18 languages out of the 23 scheduled languages, while Census 2011 was in 16 of the 18 scheduled languages declared at that time. It also will introduce a code directory to streamline the process It will be conducted in two phases: the houselisting phase with 34 parameters from April 2020 to September 2020 and the population enumeration phase with 28 parameters from February 9 2021 to February 28 2021. A revisional round will be conducted between March 1 to March 5, 2021
5. The power of adjournment as well as adjournment sine die lies with the: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
Adjournment sine die means terminating a sitting of Parliament for an indefinite period. In other words, when the House is adjourned without naming a day for reassembly, it is called adjournment sine die. The power of adjournment as well as adjournment sine die lies with the presiding officer of the House. He can also call a sitting of the House before the date or time to which it has been adjourned or at any time after the House has been adjourned sine die. Note: Prorogation The presiding officer (Speaker or Chairman) declares the House adjourned sine die, when the business of a session is completed. Within the next few days, the President issues a notification for prorogation of the session. However, the President can also prorogue the House while in session
6. Who among the following wins Miss World Diversity Crown? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
7. India’s first 3-D Smart Traffic Signal was launched in: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The Mohali traffic police launched the country’s first 3-D Smart Traffic Signal on a pilot basis. The wireless system, called 'Intelights', has been installed at the traffic crossing near the Airport Road, on a pilot project basis. The wireless system will control traffic signals in Mohali with sensors to regulate the movement of traffic.
8. Which of the following launches identity check express to secure online transactions? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
Mastercard announced the launch of Identity Check Express, a next-generation, mobile-first authentication solution that aims to redefine the e-commerce journey for Indian consumers. The solution, will help eliminate unnecessary friction and enhance the security of online transactions. Identity Check Express was showcased at the Global Mastercard Cybersecurity Summit, held for the first time in India.
9.Which of the following organization announced Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research”? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
ISRO has announced its “Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research” to recognize and reward journalists who have actively contributed towards the field of space science, applications, and research There are two categories of awards, wherein the first category holds a cash price of Rs 5,00,000, a medal and citation and two journalists or freelancers of print media will be awarded. Nominated candidates will be judged on the basis of the articles or success stories published in Hindi, English, or Regional languages in popular Periodicals, Science magazines, or Journals in India during the year 2019 to 2020. The second category of the award holds 3 cash prizes of Rs 3,00,000, 2,00,000 and 1,00,000 and citation each for journalists or freelancers of print media. The articles or success stories published in Hindi, English, Regional languages in popular newspapers or news magazines in India during the one year as indicated in the proposal.
10. Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) is located in: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
11. As per which article of the constitution, Supreme Court has ruled that a judicial magistrate has power to direct accused to give voice samples? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday held that a judicial magistrate can direct an accused to provide his voice samples for investigation even without his consent. The CJI-led bench said that in the absence of specific powers in the Code of Criminal Procedure, inherent powers under Article 142 of the Constitution should be invoked to confer such power on the Magistrate. Note: Article 142 of Constitution of India deals with Enforcement of decrees and orders of Supreme Court and unless as to discovery, etc.It states that the Supreme Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction may pass such decree or make such order as is necessary for doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before
12. As per Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18, what is the percentage of India’s young people (15-29 years) in the labour force are unemployed? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
As per the data released by Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18, 6.1% of India’s labour force, and 17.8% of young people (15-29 years) in the labour force are unemployed.
13. Recently UGC has recommended the grant of the Institute of Eminence (IoE) status to 20 institutions on the recommendations of: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended the grant of the Institute of Eminence (IoE) status to 20 institutions. The recommendations are based on the reports of the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) under the chairmanship of N Gopalaswami. The aim of Institute of Eminence (IoE) scheme is to develop 20 world-class institutions which would put India on the global education map.
14. Chirag Shetty is associated with which of the following sports? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have become the first Indian pair to win a BWF Super 500 badminton tournament. They beat World champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China in the final clash of Thailand Open in Bangkok to win the men’s doubles category.
15. Who among the following topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid women in sports? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
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